Harry Gregg -- hailed as a hero for saving lives in the air crash which killed eight of Manchester United's "Busby Babes" in Munich -- has died at the age of 87.
Messages of support continued to pour in as legendary football manager Sir Alex Ferguson fought for his life on Sunday following emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.
Manchester United simply had to avoid defeat to keep the title race mathematically alive, but a late header from Jay Rodriguez gave West Brom a hugely surprising three points.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic last week ended a short but successful stint at United - where he won the League Cup and the Europa League.
TV pundit and ex-Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher apologised and admitted he was "totally out of order" after he was caught on camera spitting towards a 14-year-old girl in a moving car.
Britain raced on Thursday to track down a jihadist network suspected of orchestrating the Manchester concert attack, while a row escalated between London and Washington over leaked material from the probe.
The son of a murdered Pakistani governor who was kidnapped by Islamist insurgents has received a signed jersey from Manchester United after revealing that listening to their matches kept him "sane" during his five years in captivity.
Manchester's police commissioner demanded an inquiry into the "fiasco" of a fake bomb left behind from a training exercise at Old Trafford that forced the abandonment of a Premier League soccer match.